We cut to a view from the side of the stage.
[Happy you sold your soul for this drivel Tony?!]
Soldier: Can’t a man buy a decent night’s entertainment in this city? I want to see a dance.
(As he speaks we see the same lady get up and turn the picture again – she turns it back upright.)
[I guess she turned it to face down while Krutiov was sneaking out]
Woman (in the background): Dance? For you?
Lee and Amanda approach Tony off stage
Amanda (very quietly): There’s Tony.
Lee: Tony Martinet?…
(Lee approaches and holds up his ID badge. Amanda has nothing to hold up )
(In the background we can see Krutiov and Mischa2 lurking- [Aie! You’d think Lee and Amanda would have had some back up or at least kept their eyes open!]
…We just finished talking to Dr. Von Clausen.
Discovering Amanda is a ‘G man’ ( ) Tony looks at her and says: Huh, you are a good actor. I can always tell.
(Krutiov lurks closer now behind the clothing rack.)
[LOL he’s creepy!]
Amanda: Tony, you’ve got to help us.
[I love how Amanda focuses the situation back to what is important.. no apologies or explanations, she’s now comfortable with playing a role in the line of duty – I wonder if this is part of the meaning of the title? Hmm I’ll ponder that one!]
Tony lets out a massive sigh.
Tony: I don’t know how I got into this. They said they’d kill her if I didn’t.
[Oh right. I see. So Tony is completely blameless here is he?! Hmm!]
(We see Krutiov is very close, and listening intently.) [Aie. Lee and Amanda need to go back to some training on being aware of your surroundings! It’s kind of hilarious!]
Amanda: Look, we know what you’ve been through, but we really need your help; now you have to tell us who your contact is.
(As Amanda speaks quietly, Krutiov lurks closer and closer! eek!!)
Tony: Carl Valentine. I’m supposed to give the tape to him after the play is over.
Lee: After the play?
[yeah. so what? what’s so strange about that? lol!]
Tony: I recorded the information, but I wouldn’t give it to him until I knew Maria was safe,…
(Krusty Krutiov still lurks)
… and the curtain had come down on my opening night.
Amanda: Where is the tape?
Tony: It’s on stage, in the tobacco tin on the bar.
[Mon Dieu! uh oh… and Krutiov heard this I guess! eek!! Run for it Lee!]
Chanteuse: A little dance, for your heathen.
Lee: All right, let’s bring the curtain down.
(The music kicks in for the little dance)
Tony: Not in the middle of the play.
[rofl. Umm Tony you can bring the curtain down in the middle of the play – it’s called an intermission!! Whahaha! How absurd! ]
Valentine walks on by behind Lee and Amanda not making eye contact with anyone. Hmm shame Tony didn’t see Krutiov too..
Tony: Valentine, damn you!
Tony rushes off to confront Valentine.
Lee hurries to follow pausing a second to tell Amanda: Would you keep an eye on that stage.
Amanda turns to keep both eyes on the stage..
We cut to Krutiov, Mischa2 and Valentine walking down a hallway behind the stage.
Tony grabs Valentine from behind.
A struggle starts with Tony, Valentine and Mischa2.
We cut to Lee warning a random onlooker..
[Hey I wonder if this is really an smk wardrobe lady?! ]
Lee: Get out of here.
[Lee doesn’t need to growl at her twice! she takes off.]
(As Lee approaches the fray, Mischa2 throws Tony up against a wall and punches him in the stomach.
Mischa2 sees Lee approach and pulls a gun on Lee, Lee beats him to it though and shoots him.)
[Whoooo some nice determined Lee shots here of the shot ]
[Nice shot of a nice shot!]
(Valentine looks stunned.) [Whoooo bet he’s never gotten his hands dirty in his life!]
(We see Dotty, Phillip and Jamie jump at the gunshot.) [that woke them up!]
(The cast look around all confused on stage…. but the show must continue!)
Soldier: And my little chanteuse takes my lead…
(Soldier and chanteuse start to dance.
Backstage, Lee approaches Valentine.)
Lee: Don’t do it.
(Valentine was going to reach for the gun.)
(Tony is gripping his stomach. And Krutiov is suddenly nowhere to be seen.)
[Heck, how did Lee let him just get away?! he was right there!!]
(Lee takes the gun off Valentine) – wimp!
(Back to Amanda.. she has two eyes on the stage.) [Uh oh. Where’s Krutiov?!]
(We hear the actors continuing the performance, along with the French accordion.)
Soldier: See, my love? We glide across the floor like courting swans. Ha ha
[Uh oh. there he is lurking on the other side of the stage.. the side closest to the bar!! gah!!!! Heck this whole sequence is like a where’s Krutiov game!]
Chanteuse: You are like stiff-legged German dog.
(Krutiov walks on, gun drawn.)
Krutiov: Give me that tobacco tin!
(As he says this, Amanda rushes on the stage pointing at Krutiov)
Amanda: Stop that man! He is Gestapo!
(We cut to Dotty and the boys.) [LOL! Such excitement! Gunshots- and Mum’s on stage!! Dotty looks thrilled to see Amanda on stage!]
Phillip: I don’t remember this part!
Dotty: She’s wonderful!
[Rofl!!!! Dotty is too funny!]
(Back to Lee, who gives the gun to Tony)
Lee : If you have to, use it.
[I guess this is a- ‘guard Valentine’. Maybe it’s just me but I think this is a tad irresponsible! LOL I mean this could be Castille!! tee hee.. I mean how does Lee know Tony isn’t a killer? and he was pretty mad at Valentine and wanting to throttle him. Haaaa..
Tony seems a bit broken by this all… I guess it’s unclear if his career as a playwright is ruined..
Don’t worry Tony! I hear there will be a fabulous job going as a Butler for Maxwell Sheffield in a few years ]
(Lee gives Valentine one last glare and then heads to toward the stage.)
Amanda: Stop him!
[The soldier grabs the dancer.. why I don’t know. Maybe that was in the script and they are all confused and don’t know what to do with the guy pointing a gun at them so they just continued with the script?! lol]
Barkeep: Quit mauling her.
[rofl the bold and beautiful/ guard in 3 faces of Emily gets a line of dialogue – hoorah!]
Soldier: I paid. [Ugh.. ]
Okay everyone, I’m going to pause here for a moment – this is quite a different action finale huh! Can anyone make some sense out of this play?!
Will be back with more very soon